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Hip pain - clear X-ray and mri

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Aahleigh1989 Sun 20-Dec-15 23:27:07

The pain is in my hips and lower back. I have been in pain for about 18 months now. It started when I was 12 weeks pregnant, I was diagnosed with SPD, By 18 weeks pregnant I was unable to walk. I had my daughter via forceps at 40 weeks, the pain subsided but was still there, at least I could walk again! When she was a week old I fell down the stairs, top to bottom blush because of this I have no idea if it is from the fall of the spd! I have had an X-ray and mri which have come back clear. I had the sacralic joint injections approx 3 months ago, it helped hugely. I was in almost no pain, still couldn't run or anything like that but I was the best I have been for a year and half. My daughter has just turned 1 btw. Very sorry for the bext part, tmi! Last night myself and my partner were 'intimate', it was nothing exotic or extensive, infact it was very marital and being very aware of my hips, it hurt.. A lot! Today I am struggling to walk again, I'm in agony!! I have no idea how or why this is happening.. I desperately want 1 more child but am terrified of what will happen to me if I do sad where do I go next??

Nessie100 Mon 21-Dec-15 16:07:50

Hi Aahleigh1989.

Been there, done that! Suffered hip pain for 22+ months in 2002-2003 out of nowhere. Had previously found out I had an injury from childhood, and this caused this. Went through 7 sacro iliac joint injections altogether, 3 in 2003-2004, 4 in 2010.

When I became pregnant in 2011-2012, needless to say I ended up on crutches etc etc etc.

I won't go into the big spiel, but I know how heartbreaking it is, and it's a pain that is indescribable to anyone that has not had it. Just try to ignore the people who say "I know how you feel", unless they've had the injections (which are just hell on the end of a needle), or have considered surgery, then they can go jump!!!

All I can advise is:

1, maybe see if there is a childhood injury that you were not aware of (I was 16 before I found out about an injury from when I was 2).

2, hot water bottle!!! Sounds basic, but funnily enough did help.

3, maybe try for another injection, if it works, try to build up your hip/back strength as much as possible during the 6-8 weeks you probably have before a reoccurance.

4, don't let it put you off going again. I'm 14wks with 2nd baby, absolutely terrified about the next 26+wks and all after it. But I decided that I wanted another child, so I've taken the chance (I might be slightly mad sad )

5, FIGHT!!! Fight everyone, to get the help & support you need. Start with your GP. I had a great GP, but still had to go to 3 different consultants before I found someone that a: believed me, & b: actually helped.

amarmai Mon 21-Dec-15 16:57:27

wd a supportive girdle help?

Thebookswereherfriends Mon 21-Dec-15 17:02:54

Ask to be referred to podiatrist. I have back pain that was made worse by being pregnant. You may have a problem with your feet which has a big knock-on effect on your back and hips. I now wear an insole and it has helped quite a bit.

ihatethecold Mon 21-Dec-15 17:34:32

Try to see a Pilates instructor one to one that practices Body control Pilates.
I promise you it will help.
After spending lots of money on osteopaths, physio's and monthly massages. The only thing that made a difference long term was Pilates.

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